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Amy Yang wins Honda LPGA Thailand

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Amy Yang began the day with a five-shot lead on the field and kept her foot on the gas en route to setting a tournament record of 22-under par in winning the Honda LPGA Thailand.

In setting the tournament scoring record, Yang went out in style with a birdie on No. 18 to finish five shots ahead of So Yeon Ryu. Due to the heavy rain in the area, Yang had to play 31 holes on Saturday and 23 holes on Sunday.

“You know, very happy, beyond happy. Wasn’t easy with rain delays and 4:00 a.m. wake-up calls two days in a row.” Yang said on lpga.com. “But, you know, I stayed really patient out there, did my best, and very happy to win the tournament.”

This is the second time in three years that Yang has won the Honda LPGA Thailand and her third LPGA victory. With the win, Yang became the 30th player in LPGA history to cross the $7 million mark in career earnings.

Yang earned 500 points to move from 77th into third in the LPGA’s season-long Race to CME Globe.

Defending champion Lexi Thompson tied for 4th and world No. 1 Lydia Ko finished in a tie for 8th.

Of note, this was the first tournament for Inbee Park since she won the Olympic gold medal last summer in Rio. She finished in a tie for 25th. She had been out recovering from a ligament injury to her left thumb.

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